Indianapolis Colts Re-Sign Offensive Lineman

The Indianapolis Colts are bringing one of their offensive linemen back. The team announced Wednesday night that they had signed offensive tackle Dennis Kelly:
By re-signing Kelly, the Colts have apparently successfully out-maneuvered Wednesday's 53-man roster cutdown. The team initially cut Kelly on Tuesday, but that was likely a procedural move to temporarily open up a roster spot until safety Trevor Denbow could be put on injured reserve without costing him the entire season.
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Kelly has had a long, productive career since coming into the league as a fifth-round draft pick in 2012. After initially filling in sporadically as a starter with the Philadelphia Eagles, he eventually made his way to the Tennessee Titans, where he started 16 games in 2020 and blocked for running back Derrick Henry during his 2000-yard rushing campaign.

Despite that brush with greatness, Kelly reverted back to his status as an occasional starter with the Green Bay Packers last year. Similarly, his future with the Colts is likely as a proven, reliable swing tackle who finds the field only as an injury replacement.

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